First Annual Manitoba Filmmakers Juried Competition

March 28, 2018

The goal of this competition is to encourage emerging and established filmmakers and students to submit a short film of their creation, addressing “The Jewish Experience.”

Competition Submission Requirements

  • Emerging and Established Film Makers: Open to emerging or established Manitoba or former Manitoba directors.
  • Student Film Makers: Open to all Manitoba High School or University Students between the ages of 16-24.


In the cases of both categories all films entered in competition must express Jewish content:  For example, but not limited to, subjects can include Jewish life, culture, history, cuisine, politics, religion, the future of Judaism. Anything you want as long as it expresses a Jewish content.


Films can be any genre: Narrative, documentary, poetry, animation, Claymation, comedy, children’s films. You name it!


Films can be from 1-25 minutes max.


We are accepting the following method of delivery: Vimeo.

All submissions must be downloadable. We therefore highly recommend creating a Vimeo account and uploading your submission there, and enabling the download option. 

NOTE: Please Submit in Vimeo but not in 4K.


There is no entrance fee to submit a film. Entrants can submit as many films as they like.  Entrants are asked to fill out an entry application which can be found below or attached. Please fill out a separate application for each film submitted.


Films will be judged by a jury of film professionals and enthusiasts. Winning films will be screened at a special Manitoba Film Makers Screening Night during the Jewish International Jewish Film Festival. Finalists will be announced prior to that evening.   Cash prizes for winning films will be awarded


Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2018

Film Submission Form

  • Max. file size: 8 MB.

Best of luck to all entrants!  See you at YOUR movies!

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